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Helen Catherine Bowers

Helen Catherine (nee Chas) Bowers, 87, of N. Ridgeville, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Avon, following a short illness.

She was born in Lakewood and had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1951 moving from Parma Hts.

Mrs. Bowers was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, N. Ridgeville and enjoyed bowling, knitting, gardening, cooking, canning, baking, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Gary Walter (Peggy) Nessel of Thornton, IL, James Richard (Elke) Nessel of Julian, CA; daughters, Barbara Sue (William) Lambur of Bedford, TX, and Karen Louise Nessel of Elyria; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey Joseph Nessel; second husband, Edward A. Bowers; sisters, Mary Zeal, and Rose Marie Dickson; father, Samuel Chas; mother, Mary Slavik and step-father, George Slavik.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville.

A prayer service will be held at 9:30 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by 10 AM Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 35777 Center Ridge Rd., N. Ridgeville. Rev. Stephen Kaminski, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brookpark.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050.

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